Brand-new safe driving technology released

A brand-new technology detects driver inattentiveness and alerts drivers to take action before a road incident occurs.  The epidemic that is distracted driving is growing rapidly with many motorists feeling it’s okay glance at their phones while at the wheel. SmartSense for Inattentive Driving+ detects and notifies drivers when they aren’t concentrating and prompts them to concentrate on the journey at hand.   The technology provides a view of the cab interior and examines the driver’s face, eyes, and hands to tell …

€229,000 in fines for 27 M50 toll dodgers 

27 motorists were issued a total of €229,000 in fines on Monday after they failed to show up to court for toll dodging on the M50, the Irish Independent reports.  47 toll dodgers had been summoned to appear at Dublin District Court, only 20 of the summoned drivers decided to show up. The prosecutions still proceeded to take place against the 27 people who chose not to appear, resulting in fines ranging from €2,000 to €15,000.  Most of the cases involved vehicles with records between …

Hazardous Road Conditions Alert

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care using the roads today (Friday 23 July) as the recent spell of dry weather breaks and rain is expected across parts of the country over the coming days.  During a prolonged dry spell, oil and rubber deposit builds up and develops on the road. When wet weather arrives, …

AA Roadwatch’s safe driving tips

With the hot weather continuing into the weekend, many drivers will be planning trips across the country. AA Roadwatch has put together a short video showing drivers how they can stay safe while driving in the summer heat: https://www.instagram.com/p/CRji9eYHMRw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  (AA Roadwatch logo taken via: media.info)

Safety Checks before Staycations

Continental Tyres survey shows staycation plans as 90 percent of respondents plan holiday in Ireland – €500 to €1,000 average spend – One in three plan to visit a ‘greenway’  With ongoing concerns about the spread of Covid-19, both here and in the usual destinations for Irish holiday-makers, it looks like a staycation in Ireland is what the …